This Model A Deluxe Roadster is equipped with a 4 cylinder, 200 cubic inch, 40 HP, 3.88 inch bore and 4.25 inch stroke engine and had a top speed of 75 mph carrying 2375 lbs of body weight. It sits on 103.5 inch wheelbase and had a factory price of $475.
The designation "Model A" was first used by Ford in 1903 and was also known as the Fordmobile. This was the first vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company. Production of the first generation Model A lasted from 1903 through 1905 with 1750 examples being produced.
By the mid-1920s, Ford had put America on wheels and customers started to desire more in a car and they were willing to pay for it. Chevrolets were becoming very popular because they were similar to the Ford but offered a few extra amenities at a slightly higher but still reasonable price.
Completing the production run of the Model T in 1926, Henry Ford halted all production for six months to retool equipment and to prepare for the production of the Model A. Introduced in late 1927, the second generation Model A was a far more sophisticated car than the Model T, even if it still had "only" a 4 cylinder engine.
1931 Ford Model A Roadster